Taking a boat to work.

Just spent a very pleasant morning with a bunch of enthusiastic volunteers on the city end of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It’s an 87 mile long, late 18th century marvel – surveyed by engineer John Rennie – and built to move freight from one side of England to the other. The coming of the […]

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There’s a new branch near you?

I hate seeing them chopped down so it is good news to hear that hundreds of trees have been planted across Bath in a series of community tree planting events. Over the winter Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Parks and Green Spaces has supported four community planting events, which saw more than 800 trees […]

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Kingsmead Square to ban vehicles

Kingsmead Square is about to become more pedestrian friendly with vehicles denied access from 11am to midnight each day. This follows Bath & North East Somerset Council reporting back on the outcomes of a consultation on proposals to improve the historic space and ensure it meets its potential as a thriving, pedestrian-friendly destination for the […]

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Takes more than tourism.

We musn’t rely on tourism to make a living – at least according to the latest thinking within Bath and North Somerset District Council. Permitted development rights to convert offices to residential use in parts of central Bath could be withdrawn to protect the economic health and prosperity of the city and the wellbeing of […]

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Looks like stormy weather

Is climate change the most politically contentious scientific issue of our age? It is the subject of a timely talk by David Warrilow OBE at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution on 11th April, 2019 at 6:30 for 7:00pm.  Formerly a government science advisor and UK climate change negotiator and now President of the […]

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Bath Spa students give waste a design touch.

A group of second and third-year design students from Bath Spa University’s Bath School of Art and Design have developed innovative domestic waste solutions as part of a challenge set by Bristol Waste. Through its partnership with the University, Bristol Waste tasked the students with designing a means for storing waste or recycling to address […]

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Wyatt’s walks

Had to smile while walking near Bath Spa rail station where, in Brunel Square, workmen are installing something in the middle of the paving. It is fenced off for safety reasons but it was a sign on the fencing that made me smile. It was a list of ‘don’ts’ for the work force but the […]

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Classic car show at Riverside

Bath Riverside is set to host a fleet of classic and super cars next month. Driven Life, a website run by local car enthusiast Mark Hanner, will be bringing a collection of 40 cars to the Crest Nicholson development on Sunday 24th March for residents and visitors to enjoy. The static display of vehicles will […]

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Cutting down on plastic

  With a growing environmental disaster on our world-wide doorstep, people across Bath and North East Somerset are being urged to do their bit to help the district become plastic free and pledge to make a difference. Bath & North East Somerset Council is asking businesses, organisations, schools, clubs and community groups to pledge to […]

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Contract awarded for Bath Quays South build

Council plans to bring thousands of skilled jobs to Bath are taking a step forward as the contract for a new 45,000 sq ft office building on Bath Quays South is awarded to BAM construction. Enabling works have begun on site and the build will commence this spring. Once completed it will provide exceptional Grade […]

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